Norma Jean (Ault-Stumme) Stover, age 82 of West Newton, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, surrounded by her family. Born June 19, 1935 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late William E. Ault and Anna Naomi (Grant-Ault) Bales. She leaves behind her husband, Richard "Smokey" Clay Stover, and children, Cindy (Stumme) Maldonado of McKeesport, Richard (Donna) Stumme of North Huntingdon, Terri Stumme of Elizabeth, Patty (Tom) Fike of Delmont, and Sam Stover of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Kelly (John) Hatfield, Katy (Layne) Hurst, Chad (Sarah)Maldonado, Tom Stumme, Jamie Stumme, Megan (Adam) D’Andrea, Joel (Melina) Stumme, Cameron (Annie) Stumme, Taren Stumme, Jessica (Joe) Dinardo, Austin Holtzman, JT and Nick Fike; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Cash Hatfield, Jordan and Alexis Hurst, Olivia Maldonado, Joshua D’Andrea, Vincent and Dominic Dinardo, and Justin Fike, EllieAnna Morgan, McKinley and Serafina Stumme; sisters, Sandra J. Ault of West Newton, Olive (Ceil) Ault of Babylon, NY, and brother, Lawrence (Susan) Ault of Monroeville. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by first husband, Thomas D. Stumme; brother, William Ault; sister, Virginia Holmes; son-in-law, Raymond Maldonado; and granddaughter, Jennifer Luehm. A graduate of McKeesport Area High School Class of 1953, Norma Jean was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in McKeesport. Throughout her life, Norma (Mean-Jean) enjoyed every life milestone to the fullest. She enjoyed scratch off tickets and playing her daily numbers. She loved music and played the piano, and was a member of the Tennis Team in high school. Along with gardening, sewing, baking, swimming (floating in her pool), dancing, and ‘marching’, she was a long time marching aide and assistant with the McKeesport Majorette Drill Team, Drum and Bugle Corps, from 1965 to 1987. She also enjoyed several activities all involving her children and grandchildren, including being a Den Mother for Boy Scouts of America. She proudly wore her McKeesport Tiger Attire to all band tournaments and parades and would always say “Once a Tiger always a Tiger. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Susan Ault will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published August 17, 2017.